Monday, May 2, 2016

Week of May 2nd

May 2-6, 2016

Monday, May 2
D Day

2:00 pm Dismissal

Tuesday, May 3
E day
 Wednesday, May 4
F day

5th Grade Fieldtrip to HTMS
 Thursday, May 5
G day
 Friday, May 6
H day

Character Trait: Citizenship-Citizens have a moral obligation to do their share to honor and preserve civic traditions.

Announcements for the Week:

Testing: April 25-May 5, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Learning About the History of the Cahaba Project

A big thank you to Donnette Plant from the Trussville Historical Society for sharing the history of the Cahaba Project with Mrs. Feild's and Mrs. Hendrick's 4th grade classes.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Act Aspire Testing Begins Tomorrow


Just a friendly reminder that ACT Aspire testing begins tomorrow. There are different testing times for the grade levels and subject areas. If you have questions about when your child will test, please check with your child's teacher.

Thank you,

Friday, April 22, 2016

Week of

April 25-29, 2016

Monday, April 25
G Day

2:00 pm Dismissal
Tuesday, April 26
H day
 Wednesday, April 27
A day
 Thursday, April 28
B day
 Friday, April 29
C day

Character Trait: Honesty-choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.

Announcements for the Week:

Testing: April 25-May 5, 2016

Have a fabulous & safe weekend!!

Testing Information for Parents


As you know, 3rd through 5th grade students at Paine Elementary will be engaged in ACT Aspire testing beginning next week.  Our testing window is April 25-May 5, however, students will only test 3 days during this testing window.  Your child’s teacher will send you the specific testing dates and times for your child’s class if she hasn’t done so already.  Make up testing will take place on Wednesday, May 4, in the afternoon, and Thursday, May 5.

One way you can help your child prepare for the ACT Aspire is to have them practice using the tools for the upcoming tests via this link:  Instructions for logging on to each specific practice test are listed on the site.  Our students have learned how to use these tools during their computer lab specials time with Mrs. Long, but we highly recommend doing this at home at least once before the test.

Please take note of the Digital Device Policy from the State of Alabama that applies to standardized testing.

  • The possession of a digital device (including but not limited to cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, or other telecommunication devices capable of capturing or relaying information) is strictly prohibited during the administration of a secure test.  If a student is observed in possession of a digital device during the administration of a secure test then the device will be confiscated.
  • If a student is observed using a digital device during the administration of a secure test, testing for the student will cease, the device will be confiscated and is subject to search, the student will be dismissed from testing, and the student’s test will be invalidated.
 We encourage our students not to bring digital devices to school during the week of testing, but we also understand that many of our students rely on these devices to read books and for communicating with parents before or after school hours.  If your child needs to bring a digital device to school, they must turn the device in to their teacher before testing each day.  The teacher will place the device in a bin and it will be removed from the classroom during testing.  The device will be kept in a secure place and will be returned to the student after testing concludes for the day.  If the device is in the classroom during testing, it will be confiscated.  Please discuss this state policy with your children and have them leave all digital devices at home during testing if possible.

We are looking forward to a great week of testing.  If you have any questions, please let us know.


Christy Naylor
3rd Grade Counselor                   
(205) 228-3221

Lauren Blake
4th and 5th Grade Counselor

(205) 228-3387